How to Dress in Black Without Looking Goth
So, if you want to learn how to dress in dark colors but avoid being called goth, or you already dress in black but are afraid you look to goth, then you've come to the right place.
Don't wear all black. If dark colors are your thing, you're in luck because there is a way to make it un-gothic. Just stick to darker colors. For example, if you wear grey jeans with a black tank top and some kind of dark red over shirt, that's in all dark colors but still doesn't cross the Gothic line.
Find some style icons who dress that way. It's a good idea to have style icons just for some ideas on what you can do.
Know how to wear your makeup. No matter how light your makeup, getting a darker edge is all in the eyebrows. Make sure you define them well and that they have a good arch to then. After that, you can just brush on some mascara, and it's a light but darker look. Avoid black eyeshadow, that will just make you look like a emo/goth chick. You want your makeup to go with the whole Lotta-Dark-colors shtick, so to avoid too much black, just, like I said, define your eyebrows and just use just mascara or mascara and a little eyeliner. No wings or drop eye looks or anything just a simple look.
- Make sure your eyebrows aren't *too* arched. It can give the impression of a witch (especially on old ladies.)
- don't copy the icons you chose exactly. You don't want to look like a poser
- don't be something you're not